Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Netroots for the troops

I'm deleting most of the original post, since it was very long and mostly had to do with how to help with the project.

The Netroots for the Troops project is done! We ended up packing 130 boxes at Netroots Nation in Austin, and roses, jnhobbs, and I made sure they all got mailed. (The Oak Hill post office knew me very well by the time it was all done, and I knew just about everyone who works there by name. Thanks Guy, Gus, Eli, Leo, Chris, and Henry . . . you all were s-o-o-o-o helpful!)

From the Netroots for the Troops series of diaries at Daily Kos, greenies' diary:

115° in Iraq and No Complaints


 title=Today on the radio I heard a staff sergeant and his CO interviewed about how they were dealing with the heat in Northern Iraq - triple digits every day. In their body armor it feels like 115° and there will be no respite from that in the foreseeable future.

What struck me was that there wasn't even the hint of a complaint from either of these men.



NFTT stands for Netroots for the Troops, a coalition of the IGTNT and Mojo Friday crews. With the generous support of the Daily Kos community, Netroots for the Troops is hosting a Care Packages for the Troops seminar at Netroots Nation 2008 in Austin on July 19.

Perhaps you are like lots of people - you've thought about sending a care package to the troops, but just haven't gotten around to it. Now's your chance to do something for the troops by helping to send them things they truly need.

Netroots for the Troops is holding a seminar on Saturday, July 19, 2008, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Netroots Nation 2008 on how to pack and ship troop support care packages. Participants will get hands-on experience by helping us fill care packages that will be sent directly from Austin to our brave men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our aim is to ship a total of 101 care packages - and that’s where you come in.

[posted on 6/19/08]

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